The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 711 734 764
Rank change year-on-year +23 +30  
Permanent jobs citing KVM 161 191 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.42% 1.55% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 142 156 121
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

KVM is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11339 12341 13042
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.87% 12.71% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9621 10508 10784
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% +4.00%  

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing KVM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 153 £50,000 - 25
London -22 79 £57,500 +4.54% 6
South East +75 38 £45,000 +4.04% 11
Berkshire +38 19 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Slough - 13 £45,000 - 1
East of England +12 10 £40,000 +6.66%
Yorkshire +6 10 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Surrey +37 9 £60,000 - 3
Hertfordshire 0 8 £40,000 +6.66%
West Sussex - 8 £43,250 - 2
Watford - 8 £40,000 -
Crawley - 8 £43,250 - 1
North West -31 7 £31,750 -29.44% 3
West Yorkshire +8 6 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Leeds -2 6 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Manchester -16 6 £31,750 -29.44% 1
City of London +15 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
Birmingham - 5 - - 1
Reading +15 4 £45,000 +12.50%
South West +7 4 £48,750 +21.87%
North Yorkshire - 4 £35,000 - 1
Bristol -16 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Scotland - 3 £41,250 - 2
Oxfordshire +18 2 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Guildford +18 2 £27,000 -61.42%
Oxford +8 2 £65,000 +8.33%
York - 2 £37,500 - 1
Belfast - 2 £55,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £58,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 278 (88.25%) Linux
2 230 (73.02%) VMware
3 212 (67.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (40.63%) Puppet
5 125 (39.68%) Python
6 112 (35.56%) TCP/IP
7 109 (34.60%) Amazon AWS
8 105 (33.33%) Bash Shell
8 105 (33.33%) Windows
9 103 (32.70%) MySQL
9 103 (32.70%) Xen
9 103 (32.70%) Opscode Chef
9 103 (32.70%) DevOps
10 98 (31.11%) Firewall
11 94 (29.84%) DNS
12 92 (29.21%) Cisco
13 91 (28.89%) Apache
14 89 (28.25%) Perl
14 89 (28.25%) CentOS
15 85 (26.98%) Ansible
16 84 (26.67%) Red Hat
17 81 (25.71%) Hyper-V
18 63 (20.00%) Java
19 59 (18.73%) Ubuntu
20 58 (18.41%) Juniper
21 57 (18.10%) Data Centre
22 56 (17.78%) Ruby
23 55 (17.46%) Debian
24 54 (17.14%) DHCP
25 53 (16.83%) Configuration Management

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 91 (28.89%) Apache
2 46 (14.60%) OpenStack
3 44 (13.97%) nginx
4 37 (11.75%) Tomcat
5 28 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (8.89%) IIS
6 16 (5.08%) MS Exchange
7 15 (4.76%) ColdFusion
8 14 (4.44%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (3.17%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.54%) Jetty
11 7 (2.22%) DataSynapse
11 7 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (1.90%) Confluence
12 6 (1.90%) JBoss
12 6 (1.90%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.27%) SAS
14 3 (0.95%) CMS
14 3 (0.95%) Drupal
15 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) HipChat
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (2.22%) RMDS
3 4 (1.27%) Magento
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 109 (34.60%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (6.35%) SaaS
5 11 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (2.22%) IaaS
8 6 (1.90%) Office 365
9 4 (1.27%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.95%) G Suite
10 3 (0.95%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.63%) Datadog
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle CX
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.32%) PaaS
12 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (35.56%) TCP/IP
2 98 (31.11%) Firewall
3 94 (29.84%) DNS
4 54 (17.14%) DHCP
5 52 (16.51%) VPN
6 51 (16.19%) SAN
7 45 (14.29%) LAN
7 45 (14.29%) WAN
8 39 (12.38%) NAS
9 35 (11.11%) iSCSI
10 25 (7.94%) Internet
10 25 (7.94%) Multicast
11 23 (7.30%) Fibre Channel
11 23 (7.30%) HTTP
12 22 (6.98%) BGP
12 22 (6.98%) VLAN
13 18 (5.71%) OSPF
13 18 (5.71%) SSL
14 17 (5.40%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (5.40%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (32.70%) MySQL
2 30 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.35%) Redis
5 19 (6.03%) Amazon RDS
6 18 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (5.40%) Hadoop
8 15 (4.76%) HBase
9 14 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (4.13%) Big Data
10 13 (4.13%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.86%) OLAP
12 8 (2.54%) MariaDB
12 8 (2.54%) SQLite
12 8 (2.54%) TokuDB
13 6 (1.90%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 38 (12.06%) Jenkins
3 32 (10.16%) Vagrant
4 19 (6.03%) Subversion
5 14 (4.44%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.86%) JIRA
7 4 (1.27%) Hudson
8 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.95%) JMeter
8 3 (0.95%) JUnit
8 3 (0.95%) Maven
8 3 (0.95%) RSpec
9 2 (0.63%) GCC
9 2 (0.63%) GitLab
9 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.63%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.32%) GDB
10 1 (0.32%) git-flow
General
1 46 (14.60%) Telecoms
2 42 (13.33%) Finance
3 14 (4.44%) Back Office
3 14 (4.44%) Banking
4 12 (3.81%) Marketing
5 11 (3.49%) Electronics
5 11 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.54%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.22%) Games
8 6 (1.90%) Law
9 4 (1.27%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (26.35%) Administrator
2 73 (23.17%) Linux Administrator
2 73 (23.17%) Systems Administrator
3 63 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 48 (15.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 47 (14.92%) Linux Engineer
6 37 (11.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 33 (10.48%) Systems Engineer
8 30 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (9.21%) Operations Engineer
10 27 (8.57%) Network Engineer
11 26 (8.25%) IT Engineer
12 23 (7.30%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 21 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 21 (6.67%) Linux Support
14 19 (6.03%) Architect
15 18 (5.71%) Senior Linux Administrator
15 18 (5.71%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
16 17 (5.40%) DevOps Administrator
16 17 (5.40%) Linux DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.43%) LAMP
2 17 (5.40%) REST
3 16 (5.08%) .NET
4 14 (4.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 12 (3.81%) JSON
6 11 (3.49%) 802.1X
6 11 (3.49%) Web Services
7 10 (3.17%) XML
8 9 (2.86%) HTML
8 9 (2.86%) Middleware
9 8 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (2.54%) HornetQ
9 8 (2.54%) LEMP Stack
9 8 (2.54%) Memcached
9 8 (2.54%) Sphinx
10 7 (2.22%) Rendezvous
10 7 (2.22%) RESTful
10 7 (2.22%) Ultra Messaging
10 7 (2.22%) XSLT
11 6 (1.90%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.25%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.44%) Private Cloud
4 11 (3.49%) Clustering
4 11 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.86%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.59%) Life Science
7 5 (1.59%) Replication
8 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.63%) PKI
11 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.32%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.32%) EMC VNXe
11 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 278 (88.25%) Linux
2 105 (33.33%) Windows
3 89 (28.25%) CentOS
4 59 (18.73%) Ubuntu
5 55 (17.46%) Debian
6 51 (16.19%) Windows Server
7 50 (15.87%) Unix
8 41 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (8.89%) Solaris
13 11 (3.49%) AIX
14 7 (2.22%) FreeBSD
15 6 (1.90%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.90%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.95%) Fedora
16 3 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.95%) SUSE
16 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (32.70%) DevOps
2 53 (16.83%) Configuration Management
3 45 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (13.02%) Open Source
5 35 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 34 (10.79%) Performance Tuning
7 30 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 29 (9.21%) Network Design
9 26 (8.25%) High Availability
10 24 (7.62%) ITIL
11 19 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (6.03%) Ticket Management
12 18 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (5.71%) Change Management
12 18 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
13 17 (5.40%) Software Engineering
14 16 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (5.08%) E-Commerce
14 16 (5.08%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 125 (39.68%) Python
2 105 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 89 (28.25%) Perl
4 63 (20.00%) Java
5 56 (17.78%) Ruby
6 52 (16.51%) SQL
7 36 (11.43%) C
8 35 (11.11%) C++
8 35 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 33 (10.48%) PHP
10 26 (8.25%) Shell Script
11 16 (5.08%) JavaScript
12 11 (3.49%) Korn
13 9 (2.86%) R
14 7 (2.22%) C#
15 4 (1.27%) C-shell
15 4 (1.27%) Groovy
16 3 (0.95%) VBScript
17 2 (0.63%) AWK
17 2 (0.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 28 (8.89%) Degree
2 22 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (6.67%) CCNA
4 18 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (4.76%) RHCE
6 12 (3.81%) MCSE
6 12 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (3.81%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.81%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.17%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.17%) RHCA
7 10 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (2.22%) RHCSA
9 6 (1.90%) VCP5
10 3 (0.95%) CCNP
11 2 (0.63%) LPIC
11 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.63%) PMP
12 1 (0.32%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.67%) SLA
2 16 (5.08%) QA
3 9 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.95%) DICOM
5 3 (0.95%) HL7
6 2 (0.63%) COBIT
6 2 (0.63%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.32%) GCP
7 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 212 (67.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (32.70%) Xen
3 81 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 51 (16.19%) Docker
5 46 (14.60%) NFS
6 45 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 37 (11.75%) XenServer
8 29 (9.21%) iptables
9 27 (8.57%) Varnish
10 24 (7.62%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (7.30%) vSphere
12 18 (5.71%) LXC
13 17 (5.40%) Samba
14 16 (5.08%) VirtualBox
14 16 (5.08%) XenApp
15 14 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (4.44%) SRDF
16 12 (3.81%) Terminal Services
16 12 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
16 12 (3.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 128 (40.63%) Puppet
2 103 (32.70%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (26.98%) Ansible
4 51 (16.19%) Nagios
5 17 (5.40%) ZABBIX
6 16 (5.08%) SCOM
6 16 (5.08%) WSUS
7 14 (4.44%) Packer
8 13 (4.13%) OpenNebula
9 10 (3.17%) CFEngine
9 10 (3.17%) Cobbler
9 10 (3.17%) Grafana
9 10 (3.17%) SELinux
10 9 (2.86%) Cacti
10 9 (2.86%) PowerCLI
10 9 (2.86%) WMI
11 8 (2.54%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (2.54%) Graphite
11 8 (2.54%) Salt
11 8 (2.54%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 230 (73.02%) VMware
2 92 (29.21%) Cisco
3 84 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 58 (18.41%) Juniper
5 43 (13.65%) Microsoft
6 39 (12.38%) Citrix
7 33 (10.48%) Oracle
8 26 (8.25%) NetApp
9 18 (5.71%) Dell
10 17 (5.40%) EMC
11 16 (5.08%) Palo Alto
12 15 (4.76%) HP
13 14 (4.44%) Dell Compellent
13 14 (4.44%) Google
13 14 (4.44%) Intel
13 14 (4.44%) McAfee
13 14 (4.44%) Sybase
14 13 (4.13%) Arista
14 13 (4.13%) F5
15 12 (3.81%) EqualLogic
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick
Volt
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Prenton, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: 3 days ago
York
Piksel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Portsmouth
IQ Telecom
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus > 25% + Medical Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Woking
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Mobile Fun
Posted: 23 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago